Golfers can obtain a handicap index at one of our member clubs, and by doing so will automatically become a member of the MSGA. The vast majority of public and private courses in the area offer the opportunity to get a USGA handicap and instantly become a member of the Maryland State Golf Association. Joining an MSGA club entitles you to all of the MSGA member privileges.
Four Ways to Join the MSGA
Join an MSGA Green-Grass Club
The MSGA has over 120 "green-grass" clubs located at a specific golf course. The courses are fully private, semi-private, public, resort and military. Each facility has different requirements for membership, so contact your local club for more details.
Form Your Own MSGA Club Without Real Estate
If you play golf regularly with a group from your office, church, golf league, neighborhood or fraternal organization, starting your own "club without real estate" is the perfect option for you. Orgainzed groups that are not affiliated with a single golf club can form their own club and enjoy all of the benefits of the MSGA. These clubs must meet all of the requirements set forth by the USGA and MSGA. Getting started is easy, and all inquiries about forming your own club can be directed to the MSGA office (410) 653-5300.
MSGA Patron Member Program
The MSGA Patron Member Program offers discounted golf at over 300 facilities in Maryland, DC, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Virginia. This membership is great for individuals looking for a way to play a variety of courses in the Mid-Atlantic region. This MSGA discount golf program does not entitle you to full MSGA member benefits, but simply upgrading your membership to include the "eClub" option will. Benefits include:
- Substantial savings and discounted greens fees (cart included in the Player's Fees)
- MSGA Patron Member bag tag
- Silver and Gold members enjoy additional priveleges and play top courses like Bulle Rock, Whiskey Creek, Bayside Resort, Musket Ridge, Lake Presidential, Glen Riddle, Queenstown Harbor, Bear Trap Dunes and White Clay Creek.
- Free subscription to the Maryland State Golf digital magazaine
- Opportunity to join the MSGA e-Club , where you receive a USGA Handicap and become eligible for MSGA and MSGA-WD tournaments and play days.
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If you don't play regularly at one course and would like the opportunity and convenience of joining the MSGA and getting a USGA handicap index, you can apply for the MSGA eClub below. Joining the MSGA eClub not only gets you a USGA handicap index, but also makes you eligible for all MSGA events*, including PLAY DAYS.
The USGA Handicap service is administered through the MSGA, and eClub members may post scores at MSGA member clubs, at other clubs throughout the country via their network ID, online through their personalized password or via our free app on compatible Apple and Android devices. Members also receive bimonthly updates of their handicap via email, and the service is officially sanctioned by the USGA.
*eClub members must reside in the state of Maryland to be eligible to play in State Championships